Friday, 12 April 2013

ICRAF Web Content and Social Media Editor Job in Kenya

Web Content and Social Media Editor

About the organization

The World Agroforestry Centre is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. 
As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers– working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

Main purpose of the job

The Web Content and Sosial Media Editor will be a focal point for the content of the Centre’s website and associated social media functions and maintenance of all aspects of the Centre’s internet and intranet sites.

  • Develop and manage content for the Centre’s web site
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout the Centre’s websites
  • Implement the social media strategy of the Centre
  • Copy-edit and proofread all web content
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies
  • Track and report on site metrics
  • Work with key team members and colleagues across the Centre
  • Train staff members on website operations and social media involvement
  • Advise colleagues on the best use of online communications.
Qualifications and experience
  • University degree in Information Management, English, Journalism or a related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing content and production for high-traffic websites, preferably in an international organization
  • Sound understanding of writing for the web and engaging online audiences
  • Solid experience managing dynamic websites and knowledge of digital trends
  • Perfect English language skills
  • Excellent editorial, communication and organizational skills
  • Wide knowledge of a range of web applications and social media platforms
  • Abilities with content management systems, image-editing software, Windows or Macintosh
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities
  • Experience of external and internal communications in an international context.
Terms of offer

We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage
applications from qualified women. 
This is a National position and is remunerated on local terms. The
appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

How to apply

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position, and your salary expectations.
  • Detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • Names and addresses of three referees, including telephone numbers and email addresses, and fax details, if available.
All correspondence will be via email only addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF):
Applicants should indicate “Application for Web Content and Social Media Editor” on their email submissions.

Applications will be considered until Friday, 26 April 2013.

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

To learn more about us, visit our website:


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